Everything with Democrats is war. If it isn’t a war on fear, it’s a war on poverty, or a war on blacks. Frankly, we’re all a bit tired of it. The problem for Democrats is that they’ve run out of things to declare war on. Seriously. As TexAgg04 explains,
|Free Community College? We would have to be utterly blind not to see what this is. With a Congress against him now, this will go nowhere, so what purpose does this have?
This is setting up the stage for the Democrat strategy in 2016. They’re tipping their hand on what they consider a crucial angle for getting out votes – specifically the college age vote. Naturally the Dems and Media will vilify the Republican on this topic. But they are literally showing us that a key demographic they are relying on for 2016 are recent high school graduates (arguably the freshest minds out of the Left-wing indoctrination camps).
Exactly. When Republicans laugh and dismiss the idea of free community colleges (which, by the way, are making a positive difference in thousands of communities and financially need no help), the Democrats will rise up, jab a finger skyward and exclaim You see? The Republicans have declared a War on College! Of course, those on the Obama side will say it’s because Republicans don’t want blacks being educated, even though community colleges have a widespread racial distribution. And those on the Warren side will say that Republicans fear local communities.
As TexAgg04 points out, this is to woo the younger voters back to the Democrats. But here’s the thing.
The War on Women didn’t help Democrats at all; if anything, the persistent claims that Republicans hate women had zero effect on voting. Married women continued to vote for Republicans by the same percentages, and single mothers continued to vote for Democrats by the same percentage. Single women were split more along racial lines. Why? Because the only people dumb enough to believe that Republicans hate women are the people already voting for Democrats. Everyone else remembers which party opposed suffrage in the 1840s-1900s, and which party actually ran a serious woman candidate for vice-president in 2008.
In 2014, younger voters moved away from the Democrats in record numbersso much so, you don’t really hear how many did. Put it this way: the numbers were really bad for Democrats among that demographic, and it’s no wonder. The number one complaint was the economy. Try being a 22-year-old college grad and getting a job today. You find yourself deeper in debt and working the same job you had your junior year of high school. It’s no surprise a common college sarcastic retort is Thanks, Obama.”l
All right, the Democrats say, we’re losing the younger generation fast. They’re not identifying with the aging hippies running the party. They’re more into Paul Ryan’s PX90 workout, and the one time we have Harry Reid try to lift weights he nearly kills himself with a rubber strap. What are all the young kids into these days? Because evidently it isn’t Mad or the pot.
Well, most of them are concerned about paying off their college debts or getting into a good school. I know, one of the less intellectual of them exclaims, how about free community college?
Of course, the leftists in the Democratic camp love this, because it’s a shorter step toward “free college” than we want to think about. And the left loves the free European colleges, which they have controlled for decades. And the rich party snobs love it, because it doesn’t threaten their big school almæ mātrēs in any obvious way. It’s a bullshit premise, but we’ll hang the GOP with it everytime they cough, chuckle, and say no to the idea.
Will it work? No.
Most of the younger voters have already finished college. Free community college? How does that help them?
The ones most likely to leap at the chance to get into a community college are those who otherwise couldn’t afford the already lower tuitions. The number of poor kids who have good grades and can’t afford college is very low. And guess what? If they vote at all, they’re already voting for Democratslike the handful of women who bought into the War on Women argument. The high cost of student debt? Nothing to do with community colleges, and everything to do with state and private tuitions out of control.
This will have no effect on the elections, and is a total waste of time for the grasping Democrats. However, this hardly means the manufactured issue will go away next week. Even if poll after poll reveals the American public hates an idea (like $10/hour minimum wage), the news media will lead at least one news story a week about the high cost of community college, and protests will be held outside schools drumming up support for it. In fact, it will seem as if America cares about nothing else than free community college.
And like all those other attempts, they will do little to help the Democratswho are, let’s face it, in very serious trouble. Possibly the most they’ve been in their entire history. They might be whigging out.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.